Potential of renewable energy highlighted at Green Energy Lincs conference
The rising importance of renewable energy in Lincolnshire is being highlighted with the launch of a flagship conference.
The first Green Energy Lincs is being planned in response to surging interest in the technology.
It will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at the EPIC Centre, at Lincolnshire Showground.
Speakers will explain the business benefits of clean energy generation and explore why the county is well placed to take advantage.
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Andrew Morton, account director at Footprint Renewables, one of the companies behind the conference, said the county had "enormous potential" within the field of renewable energy.
"Lincolnshire's businesses, communities and other organisations have a great chance to harness the benefits of renewables and the green energy industry," he said.
"This could be through actually generating their own power at their company premises or at their home – cutting both their energy bills and carbon emissions."
One focus of the talks will be how farms and rural firms can protect themselves against rising energy prices.
Information will also be given on how they can reap the financial benefits of green investments.
Mr Morton said there were opportunities for Lincolnshire enterprises to play a key part in the industry's supply chain.
He explained this included every type of company, from construction firms and engineers, to lawyers, accountants and training providers.
"Renewables is a global, growing, industry and it requires businesses that are committed and fully aware of its exciting opportunities," he said.
The event will explore the impact of Lincolnshire's position near the Humber estuary, which is set to become a European destination for renewable energy technology.
Updates will also be given on the biggest wind, biomass and solar projects across the county.
The event is being staged by Lincolnshire Media, the parent company of the Lincolnshire Echo, and Footprint Renewables.
Richard Duxbury, publisher at Lincolnshire Media, said: "While firms are becoming increasingly aware that there are significant rewards from green energy investments, many are still asking what is best for their individual needs.
"This conference will educate businesses on the growing array of opportunities available and explore which have the biggest returns for their requirements.
"Interest in green technology is accelerating in Lincolnshire and we want to make sure companies have the lowest energy costs possible with the maximum profits."
Mr Morton added the event was suitable for companies of varying experience in the industry.
He said: "The conference will provide information, in easy to understand language, on what opportunities exist and ideas on ways to be part of the industry.
"Crucially, there will be a generous time to network."
The event will take place between 8.30am and 2pm.
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